Here is more via Politico: “The House ethics committee released its formal charges against Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) Monday, accusing her of three counts of violating the letter and spirit of House rules and federal regulations by assisting a bank in which her husband owned stock.
The 10-page “Statement of Alleged Violation” by the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct Investigative Subcommittee focuses on the actions of Waters and Mikael Moore, who is the congresswoman’s chief of staff and her grandson, and tracks broadly along the same lines as the year-old findings from the independent Office of Congressional Ethics.
Waters is accused of improperly intervening on behalf of OneUnited, a minority-owned bank in which her husband held stock valued at roughly $350,000. The federal government’s Sept. 7, 2008, takeover of mortgage-lending giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac threatened to sink the bank, which was heavily invested in the twin titans of the secondary home-mortgage market.
Waters has denied any wrongdoing and notes her decades of work on behalf of minority-owned businesses. As the highest-ranking black lawmaker on the House Financial Services committee, Waters is a natural recipient of requests for help.
But the ethics committee insists she should have stayed away from the OneUnited matter, given her husband’s stake in the company.
Within a month of the takeover, the value of the congresswoman’s husband’s investment in the bank had plummeted to $175,000 — and he was in danger of losing the entire stake had OneUnited failed.
Now ask yourselves, what does “Knock Off” mean? Could this woman be calling for the assassination of a sitting American president and vice president? It sure sounds like it.
Ultimately, smaller banks such as OneUnited were made eligible for funds from the Troubled Asset Relief Program, which did not yet exist when OneUnited officials apparently met with Treasury aides.
After raising $20 million in private capital, OneUnited applied for TARP money and received $12 million.
The first count against Waters states that she broke the rule forcing lawmakers to “behave at all times in a manner that shall reflect creditably on the House.” The committee charges that Moore, acting in his capacity as Waters’s chief of staff, “was actively involved in assisting OneUnited representatives with their request for capital from Treasury and crafting legislation to authorize Treasury to grant the request.”
As you can clearly see by the above article, Maxine Waters has many skeletons to hide. And since we all know by now that President Trump is great at exposing the corrupt DC swamp, the woman must be terrified more will be discovered.